I am the maya (haven't been them before) and I'm playing on a small pangea map. After like 4 or 5 turns I allready bumped into a iraqious warrior and a few turns later I saw a portuguese scout. So as you can see from the pic the expand goes pretty fast just as I expected. It kinda sucks though that I'm cramped up between 2 other civs that start with 2 extra settlers at the start which doesnt leave me with much room to expand. I got mystiscm, bronze working, warrior code, alphabet and ceremonial burial by trading them with the AI and now I'm tryin to be the first to get philosophy. Copan could be a nice settler factory but as soon as its ready I think all the land will allready be taken. Red spots should have highest priority I think, then blue spots. I only have 2 warriors atm (lost one to a barbarian camp) and was thinking that I should soon start building maya's UU to try to enslave some units attacking one of my weakest neighbours? But I'm not quite sure how many units I can expect for the counter from the AI on diety. I can win emperor without much hassle and I skipped demigod since I think I can take diety with some more micro'ing, if not it will be a good learning experience. Any hints, tips maybe?